Catastrophic football injuries: 1977-1998.

  title={Catastrophic football injuries: 1977-1998.},
  author={Robert C. Cantu and Frederick O. Mueller},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={673-5; discussion 675-7}
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence of catastrophic football head and spine injuries, in an attempt to reduce their frequency. We analyzed epidemiological and medical data from 1977 through 1998. Catastrophic football injuries are defined as football injuries that result in death, brain or spinal cord injury, or cranial or spinal fracture. All studied cord injuries involved the cervical region. During the period covered by this study, 118 athletes died as a… CONTINUE READING

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